The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals meet Thursday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Chicago White Sox have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The White Sox have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Luis Robert Jr. leads the White Sox with 35 hits and 21 RBI, while Andrew Vaughn and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 68 hits and 37 RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.84 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Clevinger is 9-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals have scored 23 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 9 of their last 10 games. The Royals have split their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Vinnie Pasquantino leads the Royals with 39 hits and 19 RBI, while Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. have combined for 73 hits and 35 RBI. Brady Singer gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 8.82 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Singer is 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 7-19 in their last 26 Thursday games and 8-3 in their last 11 during game 4 of a series. The Royals are 4-17 in their last 21 home games and 18-40 in their last 58 overall. The over is 5-2 in White Sox last 7 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Royals last 5 Thursday games. The White Sox are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Kansas City.
The Chicago White Sox continue to underachieve and Mike Clevinger isn't a pitcher I'm excited to back on the road. However, in what world, are we going to side with Brady Singer in the favorite role? Singer has an 8.82 ERA and 1.60 WHIP through 33.2 innings. There's no way I'm going to back the Royals here. Give me the White Sox and plus money.